This low mintage 2020 $50 five ounce fine silver coin combines two different plating technologies to showcase Canada’s national symbol. Our beloved maple leaf takes centre stage highlighted in a layer of pure gold that pops against the black rhodium that fills the background with a dark, fluid transparency. Two more maple leaves round out the spectrum of precious metals with the cool shine of pure silver. This annual series is a long-standing favourite among collectors, with last year’s coin selling out immediately. Mintage is extremely limited at just 1,000. HST/GST exempt.
A gold-plated maple leaf is the commanding focal point of this striking design that also features black rhodium plating to deliver a stunning contrasting effect. The central gold leaf overlaps two silver maple leaves at its base, while a background of finely engraved maple leaves is visible through the black rhodium plating. Maple sprigs and buds in solid black serve as a filigree ornamentation that frames the leaves within the circumference of the coin. Designed by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel. The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt is presented in silver with a background leaf pattern and black rhodium plating filling the remainder of the field.